Daily brief (10/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 79.

Tonight will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am with a low around 50.

Friday and the weekend have a much different forecast. Highs on Friday will only be in the 50s with a chance for rain. Rain showers are also possible on Saturday when temperatures will struggle to warm into the low 50s. Frost is possible Sunday morning as lows dip into the low to mid 30s across the area.

Temperatures will slowly start to warm into early next week. We should be back near 70 degrees by next Tuesday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Boxer shorts await those who sign up to run for colon, rectal cancer awareness. CoxHealth hosts the Colorectal Rundie 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will provide colonoscopies for patients who are not able to pay. Each participant will receive a pair of Rundie logo boxer shorts to decorate with the message of their choice in support of colon and rectal cancer awareness. Call 269-7150 or visit coxhealthfoundation.com for more information. Entry fees are $20 for individuals, $45 for families.
  • [Election]News-Leader: About 150 watch debate at Gillioz.  The viewing was sponsored by the Missouri State University department of communication. The debate covered a wide range of topics, from outlining the proper role of government to reforming the federal tax code and national health system.  (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR, )
  • KSPR:  Pregnancy Resource Center looks for golfers for upcoming tourney. Republic’s Pregnancy Resource Center will host a golf tournament on Oct. 12 at Island Green Country Club.  Tee-off is at 1 p.m.  A team of four costs $220. For more information about the golf tournament or the resource center, call Kathy Moore at (417) 224-3191.
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